(American, b. 1966)
Wood, chicken wire, polystyrene, cement, acrylic, dolly, and pigmented inkjet print (Hans Haacke's oil painting, Homage a Marcel Broodthaers, 1982)
Overall: 190.5 x 61 x 78.7 cm (75 x 24 x 31 in.)
Purchased with funds donated by Scott Mueller 2015.74
The image of President Ronald Reagan staring out at eye level in this sculpture is a photograph of an oil painting created by Hans Haacke.
President Ronald Reagan stares out at eye level in this sculpture; the image of the president is a reproduction of an oil painting created by Hans Haacke, one of the founders of Conceptual art. One of Harrison’s signature painted cement forms seems to be wearing the photograph as a mask. Harrison has gained renown for combining seemingly unrelated objects into slyly humorous artworks. Like Andy Warhol’s Marilyn x 100, also in the collection, Harrison employs an image of the recognizable president to reveal the difference between Reagan the man himself and our deeply embedded ideas of what he represents.
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